Why You Should Consider a Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) Safari Tour in Uganda
Why Uganda is the best place to go on an African Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) Safari Tour
The question one is asked often – “Why should I go on a Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) Safari Tour in Uganda?” Why not Rwanda or the Democratic Republic of Congo?
The answer to that is very simple and there are many reasons why Uganda is the best choice to go Mountain Gorilla tracking (trekking) and in Uganda you can easily combine Mountain Gorilla Viewing with the fabulous Ugandan Wildlife and or go Birding.
Uganda is safe and secure: Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park are in a safe areas, since presently there is no conflict and there are no rebel groups are operating within Uganda. The parks are safe and secure and the Uganda Government does everything within its power to ensure your safety both with the Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers and the Ugandan Army. For more information regarding safety in Uganda see the Staying Safe in Uganda page.
Uganda has about half of the population of Mountain Gorillas in the World:
In Uganda you will find the largest population of Mountain Gorillas. Besides they are thriving and growing in number to the tune of about 7%. Recently rare twins were born in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. The Mgahinga Gorillas have returned to Mgahinga Gorilla Park which is good news and you now can track mountain gorillas in two areas of Uganda which is Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park.
Uganda has over 400 of the world’s critically endangered estimate of 880 (November 2012) mountain gorilla population that has been under protection since 1964. There are 12 habituated mountain gorilla group familiesopen for visitor tracking here.
Combine Mountain Gorilla Tracking (Trekking) with a Uganda Wildlife Safari:
Uganda gives you a diversity of wildlife combined with gorillas that other surrounding countries cannot match or like the Democratic Republic of Congo are presently unstable and unsafe. While Uganda gives you diversity and safety, you can add many other things to gorilla tour during your visit to the Pearl of Africa. Climb the extinct volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park. You can go Chimpanzee tracking (trekking) Kibale Forest National Park, see the wildlife in Lake Mburo along with its Zebras or simply swim and relax at Lake Bunyonyi with its Bilharzia free waters and of course go on a wildlife Safari at Queen Elizabeth Park, all within the same region of Uganda.
Combine Mountain Gorilla tracking (trekking) with the most fabulous Birding in Africa:
Uganda is the best Birding Destination in Africa, over 1000 different species of birds have been identified in Uganda. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest has an incredible population of birds found there, many that are unique to the area.